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Khoratpithecus is an extinct genus of primates that lived during the late Miocene (7–9 million years ago) in Southeast Asia.

Holotype mandible of Khoratpithecus ayeyarwadyensis from Myanmar
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Ponginae
Tribe: Pongini
Genus: Khoratpithecus
Chaimanee et al. 2004[1]
Type species
Khoratpithecus piriyai
Chaimanee et al. 2004

K. piriyai[1]
K. ayeyarwadyensis[2]
K. chiangmuanensis[3]

Three species belong to this genus:

  • Khoratpithecus chiangmuanensis from Thailand (Chaimanee, Jolly, Benammi, Tafforeau, Duzer, Moussa & Jaeger, 2003) (formerly Lufengpithecus chiangmuanensis ')
  • Khoratpithecus piriyai from Thailand Chaimanee, Suteethorn, Jintasakul, Vidthayanon, Marandat & Jaeger, 2004
  • Khoratpithecus ayeyarwadyensis from Myanmar Jaeger, Soe, Chavasseau, Coster, Emonet, Guy, Lebrun, Maung, Shwe, Tun, Oo, Rugbumrung, Bocherens, Benammi, Chaivanich, Tafforeau & Chaimanee, 2011


  1. ^ a b Y. Chaimanee; V. Suteethorn; P. Jintasakul; C. Vidthayanon; B. Marandat; J.-J. Jaeger (2004). "A new orang-utan relative from the Late Miocene of Thailand". Nature. 427 (6973): 439–441. doi:10.1038/nature02245. PMID 14749830.
  2. ^ J.-J. Jaeger; A. N. Soe; O. Chavasseau; P. Coster; E.-G. Emonet; F. Guy; R. Lebrun; A. A. Maung; H. Shwe; S. T. Tun; K. L. Oo; M. Rugbumrung; H. Bocherens; M. Benammi; K. Chaivanich; P. Tafforeau; Y. Chaimanee (2011). "First Hominoid from the Late Miocene of the Irrawaddy Formation (Myanmar)". PLoS ONE. 6 (4): 1–14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017065. PMC 3080362. PMID 21533131.
  3. ^ Y. Chaimanee, D. Jolly, Benammi, M., Tafforeau, P., Duzer, D., Moussa, I. and J.-J. Jaeger (2003). "A Middle Miocene hominoid from Thailand and orangutan origins". Nature. 422 (6927): 61–65. doi:10.1038/nature01449. PMID 12621432.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)

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